TransAlta Corporation is pleased to announce that it priced a public offering (“the Offering”) of US$400 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.750% senior notes due November 15, 2029, at an issue price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the notes, in an underwritten U.S. public offering. Including the gain on the corresponding interest rate hedges, the issuance equates to an effective yield of approximately 5.982%. Closing of the Offering is expected to occur on or about November 17, 2022.
TransAlta intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the notes to repay C$100 million drawn on its credit facility and replace balance sheet cash used to fund the repayment in full of TransAlta’s 4.500% unsecured senior notes on November 15, 2022 and pay any related fees and expenses. We intend to allocate an amount equal to the net proceeds from this offering to finance or refinance, in part or in full, new and/or existing eligible green projects in accordance with our Green Bond Framework.
The Offering is made pursuant to a preliminary prospectus supplement dated November 14, 2022 to a short form base shelf prospectus of TransAlta dated June 28, 2021, which forms a part of and is included in TransAlta’s registration statement on Form F-10, filed in the United States with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). A final prospectus supplement in respect of the offering of the notes will be filed with the SEC. The short form base shelf prospectus and the prospectus supplements contain important detailed information about the notes. Copies of these documents may be obtained without charge by visiting the SEC’s EDGAR website at www.sec.gov or from Attention: RBC Capital Markets, 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10281-8098, Telephone: 212-428-6200.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. The notes being offered have not been approved or disapproved by the SEC or any Canadian securities regulatory authority, nor has any authority passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the short form base shelf prospectus or the prospectus supplement.
TransAlta owns, operates and develops a diverse fleet of electrical power generation assets in Canada, the United States and Australia with a focus on long-term shareholder value. TransAlta provides municipalities, medium and large industries, businesses and utility customers with clean, affordable, energy efficient and reliable power. Today, TransAlta is one of Canada’s largest producers of wind power and Alberta’s largest producer of hydro-electric power. For over 111 years, TransAlta has been a responsible operator and a proud member of the communities where we operate and where our employees work and live. TransAlta aligns its corporate goals with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and its climate change strategy with CDP (formerly Climate Disclosure Project) and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations. TransAlta has achieved a 61 per cent reduction in GHG emissions since 2015.